An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 was recorded on Sunday off the coast of Papua New Guinea in the Solomon Sea, TASS reported referring to the the US Geological Survey.
The epicenter was located 122 km south of the city of Kokopo with a population of over 26 thousand people. The focus lay at a depth of 31.3 km.
Information about the injured and the destruction was not received.
Papua New Guinea lies in the zone of the Pacific Ring of Fire, formed by a chain of seismically active zones and volcanoes, including underwater, stretching over 40 thousand km.